#57: In this episode of Settlement Nation I speak with Arkady Frekhtman from Frekhtman and Associates, a New York City trial lawyer passionate about helping serious injury victims and their families. Arkady and his firm have been able to recover over $900M for their clients, and have received some of the top verdicts and settlements in New York state history. Rated in the Top 10 personal injury firms in NYC, Arkady and I discuss client acquisition, valuations, why you should build your case for trial from the beginning, how to effectively brand yourself using Youtube and why learning the human story is the most powerful piece of your case. You can listen to more Arkady on his podcast Trial Stories.***Website: https://866attylaw.comPodcast: https://apple.co/3VMx2oOYoutube: https://bit.ly/3MbwQfLTrial Guides Books MentionedTwelve Heroes, One Voice by Carl BettingerTrial by Human by Nicholas Rowley & Steven HaltemanRunning with the Bulls by Nicholas Rowley & Courtney RowleyDon't Eat The Bruises by Keith Mitnik
Due Diligence by Doc Jones, Resource Investor, Hunting for Exceptional returns.
Discovery hole: VANCOUVER, BC, Feb. 23, 2023 /CNW/ - Regency Silver Corp. ("Regency Silver" or the "Company", (TSXV: RSMX) and (OTCQB: RSMXF) is pleased to announce that 2 follow up holes down-dip from hole REG -22-01 intersect sulphide-specularite supported breccia similar in nature to the breccia hosting Au-Cu-Ag mineralization in REG-22-01. REG-22-01 yielded 35.8 metres of 6.84 g/t gold, 0.88% copper and 21.82 g/t silver along with 13.97 g/t Au, 50.25 g/t Ag and 1.11 % Cu over 9.8 m. https://ceo.ca/@newswire/regency-silver-intercepts-continuation-of-sulphide Todays new: VANCOUVER, BC, April 24, 2023 /CNW/ - Regency Silver Corp. ("Regency Silver" or the "Company"), (TSXV: RSMX) (OTCQB: RSMXF) announces that 2 follow up holes down-dip from hole REG-22-01 (35.8 metres of 6.84 g/t gold, 0.88% copper and 21.82 g/t silver) intersect wide zones of gold and copper mineralization. REG-23-14 intersects 35.9m of 5.51 g/t Au including 29.4m of 6.32 g/t Au ~25m down-dip from REG-22-01. REG-23-15, which is ~ 65m down-dip from REG-23-14 and ~90m down-dip from REG-22-01 intersects 128.35m of 0.84 g/t Au including 57.95m of 1.49 g/t Au and 32.5m of 2.23 g/t Au. "In addition to the drill results, the IP survey has outlined a ~1,000m long by ~900m wide km wide anomaly of highly chargeable rock. All indications are that we are drilling into a large system." stated Bruce Bragagnolo, Executive Chairman. https://ceo.ca/@newswire/regency-silver-intersects-294m-of-632-gt-au-down-dip --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/docjonesresourceinvestor/message
The Deep Wealth Podcast - Extracting Your Business And Personal Deep Wealth
Gregory Shepard is a 20-year startup veteran, angel investor, author, and serial entrepreneur with 12 liquidity events under his belt in BioTech, TransTech, AdTech, and MarTech industries, two of which were sold as part of a $925M transactions that won 4 private equity awards for transactions between $250M and $1B. Greg has accomplished all this while existing with 7 neurodivergent conditions, including Autism and Dyslexia.As a Forbes Book Author, Contributor, and Forbes Podcast Host, his work has been featured or quoted in Fortune, Entrepreneur, The New York Observer, The DEAL, and Thrive Global. Greg has appeared on TV, Radio, and over 100 popular Podcasts and has been featured as a TEDx and Keynote Speaker at multiple conferences and universities worldwide.Greg is the co-founder of BOSS Capital Partners, the creator of BOSS (Business Operating Support System), an open-source methodology developed to empower entrepreneurs while increasing startup success rate, and the founder of BOSS Startup Science Academy. He has recently launched a new platform that includes a pre-accelerator, an academy, and a networking ecosystem to aid founders in their startup success.Greg speaks regularly on several topics, including these and many more!How I went from selling rattlesnakes to make money in my teens to selling to eBay for over $900M.How having 7 Neurodivergent conditions, including autism and dyslexia, has actually amplified my success.Using fearless optimism and steadfast determination, Greg uses Silicon Valley's deal-making culture to spread his message of “Altruistic Capitalism” and inject capital into the hands of fearlessly ambitious, creative, and passionate underserved entrepreneurs looking to spark positive change in the world.Click here to subscribe to The Sell My Business Podcast to save time and effort.SELECTED LINKS FOR THIS EPISODEGregory ShepardGregory Shepard •TwitterGreg Shepard (@gregshepard_) • Instagram photos and videosGreg Shepard • FacebookGregory Shepard - Founder and CEO - BOSS Capital Partners | LinkedInGregory Shepard (@gregshepard_) | TikTokCockroach Startups: What You Need To Know To Succeed And ProsperFREE Deep Wealth eBook on Why You Suck At Selling Your Business And What You Can Do About It (Today)Book Your FREE Deep Wealth Strategy CallResources To Have You Thrive And ProsperThe Deep Wealth Podcast brings you a wealth of world-class thought leaders who share invaluable resources and insights. Click the link below to access the resources, gear, and books that either our guests or the Deep Wealth team leverage to increase success:https://www.deepwealth.com/thriveContact Deep Wealth: Tweet @JeffreyFeldberg LinkedIn Instagram Subscribe to The Deep Wealth Podcast Email podcast[at]deepwealth[dot]com Help us pay it forward by leaving a review.Here's to you and your success!As always, please stay healthy and safe.
Inc. Founders Project with Alexa von Tobel
At fourteen, Reese Witherspoon's acting career kicked off. In the ensuing decades, she has become an A-list star, earning an Academy Award for her performance in Walk the Line and starring in iconic films like Legally Blonde and Election. But despite her success, she found herself underwhelmed by the quality of roles for women. In 2016, she started Hello Sunshine, a cross-platform media brand and content company, to drive the production of female-centric content. Hello Sunshine was named one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential Companies and was acquired for $900M in 2021. Reese shares why female collaboration fuels creativity, how Hello Sunshine has found success across so many media platforms, and what she learned from her first business (a custom barrette company in the third grade).
Mario Peshev is the CEO of DevriX, a global WordPress agency serving industries from publishing to fintech, healthcare, e-commerce, and more. Peshev focuses most of his time on running his business and leading distributed tech teams at DevriX of 50+ people crafting high-scale WordPress solutions optimized for revenue. Mario started with development as a hobby and built his first website in 1999. Since 2015, DevriX has consistently ranked among the top 20 WordPress consultancies worldwide, scaling world-known enterprise brands and high-traffic publishers with up to 900M monthly page views on top of WordPress. He also has over 10,000 hours of training and consulting activities for organizations such as CERN, Saudi Aramco, VMware, SAP, and many others, coaching business owners on growth strategy, technical architecture, marketing funnels, and digital presence. In addition to leading DevriX, Peshev also advises up-and-coming web developers and tech entrepreneurs, attracting over 2.5 million views to his transparent Quora discussions on his experience of entrepreneurship and IT work life, and he recently authored the book 126 Steps to Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur: The Entrepreneurship Fad and the Dark Side of Going Solo. Follow him on Twitter @no_fear_inc and connect on LinkedIn. Mario joins me on Tech Talks Daily to discuss some of the high-scale WordPress solutions that DevriX has developed for clients in various industries. He also shares his thoughts on the importance of digital transformation for businesses and how DevriX helps companies in this process. Finally, I learn more about his book 26 Steps to Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur: The Entrepreneurship Fad and the Dark Side of Going Solo.
A rowdy State of the Union, Yahoo's Dan Wetzel joins us from the Super Bowl, LeBron's celebrates scoring milestone with an F-Bomb, Tommy Lee's long sack, Dr. Dre v. Dee Barnes, no one likes Jackson Mahomes, Madonna's face, and Bill Gates' new girlfriend. LeBron James is now the all-time NBA scoring leader. He celebrated by dropping an F-bomb on live TV. State of the Union: Shri Thanedar stole the show with his amazing hair and captivating smile. Dr. Jill Biden and Doug Emhoff totally made out. Joe mispronounced Tyre Nichols. The China Spy Balloon made a cameo. Joe touted eliminating fast food non-compete clauses that no one knew existed. Sarah Huckabee Sanders had a response. George Santos and Mitt Romney had a tense exchange. Motely Crue News: Hey Hey- It's Vince Neil's birthday. Meanwhile, Tommy Lee decided to post his abnormally long "testicle sack" on social media. Szott M-59 Chrysler Jeep hooked up Diane Gordon with a Jeep for being a good person. Others set up a GoFundMe for her. Madonna is making some amazing excuses for her hideous face. Valerie Bertinelli lost 10 lbs because she stopped drinking for 1 month. Time for our Ted Williams' Clip of the Day See John Hinckley Jr live in concert at the Norge Community Hall on April 29th. We call to offer some support to the venue. Drew tells the tale of lottery winner, Marie Holmes. Our Super Bowl correspondent, Dan Wetzel, joins the show to discuss Tom Brady's ridiculous deal with Fox, try and photobomb a Jackson Mahomes TikTok, Donna Kelce madness, the mystery behind why Michael Irvin was kicked out of the Super Bowl, try to get some info on the Talib brothers murder and more. Yahoo ranks the best and worst Super Bowl Halftime Shows. Chris Harrison and Kaitlyn Bristowe beef. Michael Jackson's estate is preparing to sell his catalog for $900M. The bodycam of Antonio Brown's successful police stand-off has been released. Great guy. Dee Barnes and Dr. Dre still have beef. Apple users are smug according to BranDon. Before he was arrested, Bryan Kohberger was BLOWN OUT of his TA job for being mean to women and grading them harsher than the male students. Eden Polani had to shut down her Instagram for a period because of all the Leonardo DiCaprio backlash. It's back now if you want to take a look at the latest notch in Leo's team photo. Microsoft Update: Bill Gates is nailing billionaire widow Paula Hurd. All the Super Bowl ads are leaking on YouTube. Former NFL coach and Super Bowl commercial star Katie Sowers has a job that's not a job. Knock it off, Jackson Mahomes. Kylie Jenner is completely self-made. Visit Our Presenting Sponsor Hall Financial – Michigan's highest rated mortgage company Social media is dumb, but we're on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (Drew and Mike Show, Marc Fellhauer, Trudi Daniels and BranDon).
900M, 64% in China Were Infected with COVID-19: Study20+ Makeshift Morgues Built in a Funeral HomeU.S. Bans Reserve Oil Exports to China25 U.S. States Ban TikTok on State-Issued DevicesFrance Fines TikTok $5.4M: Online Tracking IssuesFBI Reportedly Searched Chinese Police Station in NYFBI Ads Warn of China's Repression in U.S.Biden, Japanese Prime Minister Renew AllianceYellen to Visit Senegal, Zambia, South Africa to Lead New U.S.-Africa PolicyChina Acquires 'Golden Shares' in Alibaba UnitsChinese EV Maker BYD to Build Vietnam Plant: SourcesAustralia, Papua New Guinea Working on Security PactU.S, China Moon Race About Strategic Position: Fisher
Miguel Armaza sits down with Latif Peracha, General Partner at M13, a venture capital firm with over $900M of Assets Under Management, focused on enabling technologies that power the future of consumer behavior. Latif is in charge of the investing strategy for M13 and leads the Web3 and fintech verticals, with investments in companies like Rho, Lightning Labs, Solana, Nori, Delphia and many more.He was previously a Managing Director at Virgin Group where he led investing in the Americas and worked directly with Richard Branson.We discuss:Investing in the future of money and how companies at the intersection of financial services and web3 are modernizing established markets, while building industries of the futureHow M13 analyzes the long-term potential of a business and looks for visionary leaders in industries with significant tailwinds when making investment decisionsM13 remains bullish on crypto, but it's gonna take courage for investors to continue backing companies in the category through uncertainty and volatilityWhat Latif learned working with Richard Branson and whether every entrepreneur should aspire to be like Richard… and a lot more!Want more podcast episodes? Join me and follow Fintech Leaders today on Apple, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app for weekly conversations with today's global leaders that will dominate the 21st century in fintech, business, and beyond.Do you prefer a written summary, instead? Check out the Fintech Leaders newsletter and join 50,000+ readers and listeners worldwide!Miguel Armaza is Co-Founder & Managing General Partner of Gilgamesh Ventures, a seed-stage investment fund focused on fintech in the Americas. He also hosts and writes the Fintech Leaders podcast and newsletter.Miguel on LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/3nKha4ZMiguel on Twitter: https://bit.ly/2Jb5oBcFintech Leaders Newsletter: bit.ly/3jWIpqp
Gemini exchange is still waiting for the $900M in Crypto locked on Genesis Trading as Tyler Winklevoss sends DCG Barry Silbert an open letter.
Welcome back to another podcast episode! I'm excited about today's interview! Join me as I interview Latif Peracha, General Partner of M13. You don't want to miss this interview.Latif Peracha is a General Partner at M13, a leading early-stage venture capital firm with $900M of AUM deploying its third fund ($400M) in enabling technologies that power the future of consumer behavior. Latif manages the overall investment strategy for M13 and leads the Web3 and fintech strategy for the firm which includes investments in Rho, Lightning Labs, Solana, Nori, and Delphia among many other companies and networks. The broader M13 portfolio includes Lyft, Daily Harvest, and Ring.M13 is an early-stage consumer technology fund focused on investing in enabling technologies that power the future of money, work, health, and commerce. This includes web3, which we believe is a horizontal technology that permeates across these four vertical areas. We invest at the Seed, Series A, and Series B stages and support our companies through our propulsion platform across the key functions of brand, data, people, and operations. Without further ado, let's get into it!Check out the M13 website: https://m13.co/Full Show Notes at: https://newtocrypto.io/ SUBSCRIBE, RATE, & REVIEW:Apple Podcast: https://newtocrypto.io/itunesGoogle Podcasts: https://newtocrypto.io/google-podcastsSpotify: https://newtocrypto.io/spotifyFOLLOW ON SOCIAL MEDIA:Twitter: @CryptoTravels5Instagram: @cryptotravelsmichaelEmail: show[at]newtocrypto[dot]ioWe are very happy to announce our sponsor.This episode is brought to you by DealFleaux.ioDealFleaux.io was created to connect intentional founders with intentional capital. If you are a project looking to raise capital or an investor/fund looking for vetted projects then visit https://dealfleaux.io/ to apply to work with us.We are industry agnostic and have a team of qualified connectors who have worked for funds in various industries including blockchain, real estate, and tech. Our team is here to help complete your raise or connect you to the right opportunity. The application takes 3 minutes. Visit https://dealfleaux.io/ to get started. The New to Crypto Podcast is designed to guide you through the crypto landscape with pinpoint accuracy. New episodes are added daily. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast and listen to all of the episodes to help you in your cryptocurrency journey.I'd love to hear from you! Email me at email@example.com and let's chat.LEAVE A REVIEW + help someone who wants to grow their understanding of cryptocurrency by sharing this episode.DISCLAIMER:New To Crypto is a podcast for entertainment purposes only. All opinions expressed by the hosts and guests should not be considered financial advice. Views expressed by guests and the host do not reflect the views of the show. Listeners should perform their own research. Sponsorships, which are clearly disclosed, are informational in nature and do not constitute a call to action to purchase cryptocurrency. This channel does not offer the purchase or sale of securities. New to Crypto Podcast is not responsible, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused by, alleged to be caused by, or in connection with the use of, or reliance on any content, goods, or services mentioned in this published media.Support the show:
This week on The Dan Bradbury Podcast the main topic is Finance (my favorite part of business).In this episode we discuss: - Why finance is my favorite part of business - Fail of the Week - 900m in assets but 9b in liabilities - The UK national balance sheet estimates - And much more!Links:News of the Weekhttps://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/announcements/the-uk-national-balance-sheet-estimates-2022Fail of the Weekhttps://www.ft.com/content/0c2a55b6-d34c-4685-8a8d-3c9628f1f185Hero of the Weekhttps://www.alevere.com/Simple Numbers 2.0: Rules for Smart Scaling: A Play by Play Analysis for Pure Growthhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/Simple-Numbers-2-0-Scaling-Analysis/dp/098964524X/---------------------------------------------------------------------------------Take this quiz to see how you score on the 7 critical areas of business finance.https://danbradbury.co.uk/scorecard-finance/The average score of a CEO generating 8-figures or higher is 84%. Think you can beat them? Go here to find out.https://danbradbury.co.uk/scorecard-finance/---------------------------------------------------------------------------------My Books...Turnover Is Vanity, Profit Is Sanity: 9 1/2 Steps to Improving Your Profits & Cashflowhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/Turnover-Vanity-Profit-Sanity-Improving/dp/1691215333/Breeding Gazelles: Fast Growth Strategies For Your Businesshttps://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01F2R0MG2/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0
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Today's blockchain and cryptocurrency news Bitcoin is up slightly at $16,974 Ethereum is up slightly at $1,272 Binance Coin is up 1% at $291 SBF tells FT that Alameda was given outsized borrowing limits Japan FTX to restart customer withdrawals US DOJ wants FTX fraud allegations to be investigated. Brett Harrison former FTX US president wants funding for his crypto startup Genesis owes Gemini customers $900M. South Korean judge dismisses warrant for Daniel Shin and 7 others. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Working Capital The Real Estate Podcast
Brian is Managing Partner at DealGen Partners, a deal origination company that currently manages $2.7 billion in Buy Side Mandates. Since 2016, DealGen Partners has generated over $900M in deal value. Through the combination of their outreach strategy and network of partners In this episode we talked about: * Brian's Background and Journey in Real Estate * Value of Metrics * His View on Strategic Investors * The Macroeconomic Real Estate Environment * Trends in Real Estate * Geographic Preferences * 2023-2024 Opportunities * Brian's Advice to Individuals who are Entering the Real Estate space Useful links: https://dealgenpartners.com www.linkedin.com/in/brianscanloncmo/
Making Money in Multifamily Show
Responsible investments are essential to a long-term financial strategy. Investors need to understand the basics of finance and investing before attempting to make real estate investments. This can be achieved by getting involved in education, learning how to pick the right investment options, and understanding what makes up a successful investment portfolio. This episode with Whitney Elkins-Hutten will help you learn how to spot great opportunities and avoid bad ones while creating a successful plan.Whitney is a real estate investor and personal finance trainer whose vision is to help thousands of families on their path toward financial independence. After purchasing her first rental in 2002, hitting a home run, then nearly losing it all on her second deal, Whitney took control and figured out how to invest in real estate the right way. She realized that success must leave clues. So, she studied and used her research, business operations, and training skills and replicated the very personal finance and wealth creation strategies to create financial freedom. Today, Whitney is a partner in $900M+ of real estate assets, including 6,500+ residential units and 1,400+ self-storage units, and flipping over $3M in residential real estate.Tune in! During this episode, you will learn about:[00:28] Episode intro and a quick bio of the guest; Whitney Elkins-Hutten[01:25] Her role as the director of investor education at Passive Investing Company[03:25] The 80% of what she does to get people into investing[07:17] Bridging the gap between reaching investors online & creating physical trust[12:57] The experiences as an educator that necessitated her mode of operation[14:51] Preparing investors for a diversified real estate investment[20:45] Approaches they are taking to educate investors on the investment trends[23:25] The modes of offering education[24:50] How Whitney balances her role of investor education with personal and family life[27:24] Rapid Fire Round[32:01] Wrap up and call to actionConnect With Whitney Elkins-HuttenCompany Website: https://www.passiveinvesting.com/whitney/Website: https://ashwealth.com/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/whitneyelkinshutten/About the Show *****Thank you so much for listening to the Making Money in Multifamily Real Estate Show! This show covers everything to do with Multifamily Real Estate Investing to help you, the listener, become an expert in your real estate ventures. The host, Dave Morgia, brings on guests who are already experts in their respective fields to discuss what principles and practices they follow that have helped them achieve their success so far.Please consider leaving a review and sharing it with your friends and family, and follow us on Facebook!
Wheelbarrow Profits Podcast: Multifamily Real Estate Investment
On this episode of the 100 year REI Podcast, Jake and Gino are joined by Brian Scanlon. Brian is Managing Partner at DealGen Partners, a deal origination company that currently manages $2.7 billion in Buy Side Mandates. Since 2016, DealGen Partners has generated over $900M in deal value. Through the combination of their outreach strategy and network of partners, DealGen brings Private Equity and Strategic Acquirers the perfect targets for their deal criteria. Brian shares his idea behind creating DealGen, and reveals his key strategies to execute and close a deal effectively. Key Insights: 00:00 Introduction 03:11 Idea and the need to create DealGen' 08:30 Shiny object syndrome and long-term thinking 13:51 Inflection point – a pivotal moment for Brian 20:48 Brian's financial results in 2019 23:58 Cleaning up the business to present in a clear and concise way in order to get the deal done 26:36 Companies like Fast Signs making the bank and how 30:31 Amazon FBA businesses If you'd like to connect with Brian email him at Brian@dealgenpartners.com To know more about long-term personal financial engineering and options for building legacy wealth, connect with our Team at www.100year.com Bonus resources: DOWNLOAD our Dual Asset Strategy ebook and learn how YOU can leverage cash value life insurance and become your own source of financing: https://100yearrei.com/ebook-download/ SCHEDULE A Call With Us: https://100yearrei.com/callnow/ About The 100 Year Real Estate Investor The Whole Life Insurance Policies offered by the 100 Year Real Estate Investor are specially-designed. This means they work harder toward achieving your financial objectives, no matter what they may be. Check out this blog for 7 facts about our specially-designed strategies that may not be true about typical whole life policies: https://100yearrei.com/7-facts-about-... #legacywealth #lifeinsurance #financialplanning #personalfinancialengineering #generationalwealth #realestateinvesting #multifamilyinvesting The contents of this video are for informational and educational purposes only. They should not be considered investment, financial, legal or tax advice. Jake and Gino are not licensed in the insurance or securities industries and is not in the business of selling, soliciting or negotiating the sale of any insurance contract, security or other investment vehicle.
On this episode, Maxwell Goss speaks with legendary California litigator, Dan Callahan. Dan has the rare distinction of having achieved record verdicts and settlements in business, personal injury, insurance bad faith, and employment litigation. Dan discusses some of his biggest wins, including the $934 million jury verdict in a business contract and fraud case. Dan also talks about how he uses creativity and hard work to tackle what he calls “impossible" cases. ----- “I prepare to meet the big bad wolf, the Goliath, in the courtroom.So I make my opposition into Goliath.And when we show up in trial, they are not really Goliath.But we come prepared to beat Goliath, and that's why we get the results.”-Daniel Callahan----- 01:28 - About Dan Callahan and his law practice 05:52 – The importance of creativity in litigation 11:34 – Neria vs. The City of Dana Point 16:16 – The Beckman Coulter case 20:59 – What a $900M+ verdict did for Dan's law practice 21:48 – The Farmers Insurance case 23:43 – How Dan prepares for a case 26:53 – Dan's advice for litigators taking on difficult cases 29:02 – The importance of preparation in litigation 31:06 – Where to find Dan Callahan online ----- Daniel Callahan opened his own law office on St. Patrick's Day in 1984. Throughout his career, Daniel J. Callahan has always been known as one of the top trial attorneys in California. Daniel Callahan also provides corporate consulting to law firms and lawyers regarding litigation and strategy through Callahan Consulting Group LLC. Dan's notable jury verdicts included a $934,000,000 jury verdict obtained after a three-month jury trial in a complex business dispute entitled Beckman Coulter vs. Flextronics. This unanimous verdict was the largest in California in 2003 and remains the largest in Orange County history. He also went on to obtain a $50,000,000 settlement in a road design case against the City of Dana Point. Exclusive of large class actions, this continues to be the largest personal injury settlement in United States history. Dan also obtained, after a two-month jury trial, a $38 million settlement on behalf of a class of newspaper delivery drivers against The Orange County Register. This is still the highest employment settlement in Orange County's history. ----- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlEB1sZ5xyg (Dan Callahan's “Mission Impossible” ad) https://callahanconsulting.com/ (Callahan Consulting) https://www.callahan-law.com/meet-the-team/daniel-j-callahan/ (Dan Callahan's Attorney Bio) https://www.insurance-litigation.cm/Verdicts-and-Settlements/Callahan-Blaine-Wins-934-Million-for-Beckman-Coulter.shtml (Callahan & Blaine Wins $934 Million Judgment) ----- The Litigation War Room is hosted by litigation lawyer Maxwell Goss. Max represents clients in intellectual property and business cases throughout Michigan and around the country, bringing forceful advocacy and creative solutions to every case he handles. ---------- https://www.thelitigationwarroom.com/ (Show Website) https://twitter.com/LitWarRoom (Twitter) https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-litigation-war-room-podcast/ (LinkedIn) https://www.facebook.com/The-Litigation-War-Room-Podcast-111235441143108 (Facebook)
レアジョブ英会話 Daily News Article Podcast
Biogen has agreed to pay $900 million to resolve allegations that it violated federal law by paying kickbacks to doctors to persuade them to prescribe its multiple sclerosis drugs, federal prosecutors said. The agreement settled a whistleblower lawsuit brought by former Biogen employee Michael Bawduniak, according to a statement from the office of U.S. attorney for Massachusetts, Rachael Rollins. Under the terms of the settlement, Biogen will pay more than $843 million to the federal government and more than $56 million to 15 states for overbilling Medicare and Medicaid insurance programs. Bawduniak will receive a portion of the federal recovery. The Cambridge, Massachusetts-based pharmaceutical company in a statement said it settled so it can focus on “our patients and strategic priorities” and said the settlement does not include an admission of liability. “Biogen believes its intent and conduct was at all times lawful and appropriate and Biogen denies all allegations raised in this case,” the company's statement said. The lawsuit alleged that from January 2009 through March 2014, Biogen paid physicians speaking fees, consulting fees and bought them meals that were actually kickbacks, to get them to prescribe Avonex, Tysabri and Tecfidera in violation of the Anti-Kickback Statute. “We thank Mr. Bawduniak for uncovering this behavior and bringing it to light,” Rollins said. “This matter is an important example of the vital role that whistleblowers and their attorneys can play in protecting our nation's public health care programs.” This article was provided by The Associated Press.
Revlon (REV) develops, manufactures, markets, distributes, and sells beauty and personal care products. George Tsilis discusses how a court denied REV creditor's request for review of ruling that $900M be returned. He also talks about how REV filed for bankruptcy in June. He then goes over how REV's trading volume reached about 13.2M shares against a daily average of 4M. Tune in to find out more about the stock market today.
Jakob Emerson shares the latest news on the Payer industry.
The Pilote Podcast - In the Driver's Seat
Lots to catch up on in the world of Web3, technology, disruption and the Metaverse. 04:53 - David will be speaking at the Future Innovation Summit 3 in Dubai05:30 - Neal Stephenson's Metaverse White Paper has been released10:56 - The Apple conundrum. Pay 30% to get access to 900M people or go it alone.16:44 - Get in touch - Subscribe to our Newsletter16:56 - Walmart in Roblox and it's not supermarket sweep. 21:33 - Mastercard has a card you can customise with an NFT!22:30 - Why is Visa running consumer outdoor ads on bus stops?24:55 - Metaverse firm implements NFTs into its Minecraft and GTA 5 servers - Maybe NFTs work really well as receipts. 27:56 - They built Minecraft inside Minecraft.Zelrijk-Aalberg might have been famous because of the fractal border crack in the tavern floor - Stephenson, Neal. Fall, Or Dodge in Hell36:20 - Companies should think about the Metaverse as a market. Then they can do Marketing to made decisions about competition, value chains, product, pricing, placement and promotion. In a market, the buyers determine the value of the product and they can do that because they understand the value. The value of NFTs is manipulated. 43:54 - We should develop a term for this... maybe we should call it Marketing.Support the show
AP corresponent Donna Warder reports a drug company is paying a multi-million-dollar settlement.
The Inflation Reduction Act has not only been signed into law, President Biden and Democratic leaders hosted a nearly full-day celebratory event at the White House last week to underscore passage of the historic bill. But the hard work of implementing the law and rolling out its $370 billion in climate and clean energy investments is only just beginning. In this Political Climate Newsflash episode, host Julia Pyper and producer Maria Virginia Olano bring you an inside look at what's next for companies and organizations on the front lines of making the promise of the IRA a reality. Cleantech industry leaders from BlocPower, Sunrun, Q-Cells, Breakthrough Energy and beyond gathered at a roundtable ahead of the White House event to discuss the road ahead. This episode features voices from that conversation. Listen and subscribe to Political Climate on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Amazon Music or pretty much wherever you get podcasts! Follow us on Twitter at @Poli_Climate.Recommended reading:Canary Media: Climate law may revolutionize US cleantech manufacturing. Here's howPolitical Climate: A new era for US energy innovationUtility Dive: Biden administration awards $900M to 35 states for EV charging network as automakers ramp up battery plansNew York Times: A huge side benefit of the new climate bill***Political Climate is brought to you by MCE. Today, MCE offers nearly 40 Bay Area communities almost twice as much renewable energy as the state average. The power of MCE is about more than clean energy — it's the power of people over profit. Learn more at mceCleanEnergy.org.
Human Capital Innovations (HCI) Podcast
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Jonathan H. Westover talks with Hall T. Martin about how to raise funding for new startups. Hall T. Martin (https://www.linkedin.com/in/halltmartin/) is the Founder and CEO of TEN Capital and Host of the Investor Connect podcast program He launched the firm as the Texas Entrepreneur Networks in 2009. Today, TEN Capital has over 15,000 investors in its network, and has helped startups raise over $900M. Mr. Martin serves as the Vice-Chair of the Baylor Angel Network. He previously led the Central Texas Angel Network (CTAN) as its first Executive Director. Mr. Martin is the Host of the Investor Connect podcast program. He is the founder and director of Investor Connect which is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to the education of startup investors. Mr. Martin is a Founder and initial Managing Director of SKU (Incubation Station), a consumer product goods accelerator based in Austin, Texas, and the former Managing Director of AccelerateNFC, an accelerator based in Dallas, Texas, focusing on Near Field Communication. Mr. Martin serves as an adjunct professor for the University of Texas leading the Idea to IP program which fosters startups from the engineering program. Please consider supporting the podcast on Patreon and leaving a review wherever you listen to your podcasts! Check out BELAY here. Check out Backblaze at www.backblaze.com/hci. Head over to setapp.com/podcast to listen to Ahead of Its Time. Check out BetterHelp.com/HCI to explore plans and options! Go to cardiotabs.com/innovations and use code innovations to get a free Mental Health Pack featuring Cardiotabs Omega-3 Lemon Minis and Curcumin when you sign up for a subscription. Check out Zapier.com/HCI to explore their business automations! Check out the HCI Academy: Courses, Micro-Credentials, and Certificates to Upskill and Reskill for the Future of Work! Check out the LinkedIn Alchemizing Human Capital Newsletter. Check out Dr. Westover's book, The Future Leader. Check out Dr. Westover's book, 'Bluer than Indigo' Leadership. Check out Dr. Westover's book, The Alchemy of Truly Remarkable Leadership. Check out the latest issue of the Human Capital Leadership magazine. Each HCI Podcast episode (Program, ID No. 592296) has been approved for 0.50 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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The Wizard Welcome to The Guys Review, where we review media, products and experiences. **READ APPLE REVIEWS/Fan Mail**Mention Twitter DM group - like pinned tweet @The_GuysReviewRead emails firstname.lastname@example.orgTwitter Poll The Wizard (a little note from me is that here in Sweden the movie is called Gameboy. so it took me awhile to find all the info on the movie. so if something is missing i'm sorry.) Director: Tom Holland Writer:David Chrisholm Starring: Fred SavageLuke EdwardsJenny LewisVince TrankinaWendy PhillipsChristian Slater Released: Dec 15, 1989 Budget: $6M ($14,335,935.48M in 2022) Opening weekend US & Canada $2,142,525M ( $5,119,183.36M in 2022) Gross worldwide $14,278,900M ($34,116,898.20 in 2022) Ratings: IMDb 6.0/10 Rotten Tomatoes 27% Metacritic 23% Google Users 76% Here art thine Awards My Lord Tucker the Wanker second Earl of Wessex. Lord of the Furries. Heir of Lord baldy the one eyed snake wrestler. Protector of Freedom units. Step Sibling with funny feelings down stairs. Entertainer of uncles. Jailor of innocent. Young Artist Awards 1990￼ Plot of the movie TOP 5 Facts During the final Video Armageddon scene, the last game used was "Super Mario Bros. 3." It was meant to be revealed in the movie before it was released on the NES. The first time we got to see the game was when the film was first released in theatersThe translations of some of this film's foreign language titles include Joy Stick Heroes (Germany), Sweet Road (Japan), The Wizard of Videogames (Italy and Brazil), Videokid (France), The Little Wizard (Spain), Gameboy (Sweden), Game Over (Finland), and The Child Genius (Canada; French language).The truck that Spanky Frank McRae borrows from "Old Pete" in the movie is the same truck driven by Sylvester Stallone's Lincoln Hawk character for most of the movie Over the Top (1987). You can even see "Hawk Hauling" on the door as Spanky climbs of the cab during the rescue of Jimmy from Runaway recovery expert Putnam.A young Tobey Maguire can be seen as one of Lucas' friends in the scene just after the three finalists for Video Armageddon are announced. He is on the far left with the mullet hair cut.The sounds made by Lucas' Power Glove as he punches its keys are the five classic tones from Close Encounters of the Third Kind. **TRIPLE LINDY AWARD** **REVIEW AND RATING** TOP 5Stephen:1 Breakfast club2 T23 Sandlot4color out of space5 Mail order brides Chris:1. sandlots2. T23. trick r treat4. rocky horror picture show5. hubie halloween Trey:1) Boondocks Saints2) Mail Order Brides3) Tombstone4) Very bad things5) She out of my league Tucker:1. T22: Tombstone4: My Cousin Vinny5: John WickNational treasure WHAT ARE WE DOING NEXT WEEK? Web: https://theguysreview.simplecast.com/EM: email@example.comIG: @TheGuysReviewPodTW: @The_GuysReview - Twitter DM groupFB: https://facebook.com/TheGuysReviewPod/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYKXJhq9LbQ2VfR4K33kT9Q Please, Subscribe, rate and review us wherever you get your podcasts from!! Thank you,-The Guys
Aventuras sobre dos ruedas - Bicis y motos offroad
Ir en bici al trabajo, como está el mundo, debería ser una prioridad. Siempre hay casos y motivos por los que no es posible hacerlo. Distancia, desnivel, niños, responsabilidades, horarios... En mi caso, el problema está en la distancia y desnivel desde mi casa a dónde trabajo. Llevo mucho tiempo pensando en intentarlo con una bicicleta eléctrica de Gravel, (Una Kona Libre EL), que probablemente ya esté en mi poder cuando salga este video... Te cuento mis expectativas y lo que voy a tratar de descubrir con esta experiencia.
John Boggs is the President & CEO of John Boggs & Associates (JBA Sports), a full-service Athlete Representation & Sports Marketing company which focuses exclusively on baseball.Based in San Diego, CA, Boggs has been representing Athletes and Field Managers in baseball for over 35 years. He and his company have negotiated over $900M in playing contracts and marketing deals.The prestigious JBA client list has included: Hall of Famers Tony Gwynn, Alan Trammel and Paul Molitor, Dodgers' Manager Dave Roberts, plus Ichiro Suzuki, Cole Hamels, Trevor Williams and Adrian Gonzalez, to name just a few.A graduate of American University in Washington, D.C., John's career in the athlete representation business began in 1983 when he was Vice President of Garvey Marketing Group, a sports marketing company founded by former Dodger and Padre great, Steve Garvey. After a successful tenure at Garvey Marketing Group, John left in 1986 to form JBA.John also has a commitment to charitable endeavors. He is on the Board of Directors for the TAG Foundation (Tony and Alicia Gwynn Foundation), which provides funding for several charitable institutions that care for children in the San Diego area who have been abused or are seriously ill. John is also a Champion level member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. John's support helps to ensure that the Hall of Fame will continue to preserve baseball's priceless treasures, share the rich history of our National Pastime with generations of baseball fans, and reach more than 10-million school children through their education programs.Personally, John is married to Mary Boggs and has two children, Katie and Steven.Be sure to join Mick and Mook on July 6th for this highly anticipated interview with one of baseball's great businessmen.
If you want to know how to create massive ROI in your personal and business and you don't know how to position yourself as an expert, then this episode will clarify that for you. Stay to the end and Adil will share his "Ultimate Burger Recipe with Sweet Whiskey" which he goes through with us step by step to nourish your mind and soul.
107: In Angel Investing in Startups for Dummies, Hall Martin, founder of TEN Capital Network, joins host William Glass to discuss how to get started investing in startups. Hall covers a wide range of basics from what size checks to write, what types of companies to focus on, and how to do proper due diligence. You'll come away with a solid foundation to start your angel investing journey and source potential investments. Follow the Silicon Alley podcast wherever you listen to podcasts. __ Visit SiliconAlleyPodcast.com to become a guest and sign-up for the newsletter. Follow on: - Instagram: http://bit.ly/SIliconAlleyIG - LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/SiliconAlleyLI - YouTube: http://bit.ly/SiliconAlleyYouTube Our Sponsors: Ostrich helps you go from being one of the 92% of people who fail to achieve their financial goals to one of the few who does. 80% of Ostrich members are on track to achieve thief financial goals. Sign up for free at https://www.getostrich.com About Hall Martin: Hall T. Martin is the Founder and CEO of the TEN Capital Network and Host of the Investor Connect podcast program. He launched TEN as the Texas Entrepreneur Networks in 2009. Today, TEN Capital Network has over 15,000 investors, and has helped startups raise over $900M. Mr. Martin serves as the Vice-Chair of the Baylor Angel Network. He previously led the Central Texas Angel Network (CTAN) as its first Executive Director. Mr. Martin is also the Host, founder, and director of the Investor Connect podcast which is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to the education of startup investors. Mr. Martin is a Founder and initial Managing Director of SKU (Incubation Station), a consumer product goods accelerator based in Austin, Texas, and the former Managing Director of AccelerateNFC, an accelerator based in Dallas, Texas, focusing on Near Field Communication. Mr. Martin serves as an adjunct professor for the University of Texas leading the Idea to IP program which fosters startups from the engineering program. Website: https://tencapital.group LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/halltmartin/ Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/silicon-alley/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/silicon-alley/support
“What if I told you that the things in your life the goods the stuff in your life wasn't bought with money, it was bought with little bits of your time.” In the 43rd episode of Cash Flow Pro, we talk with Aileen Prak, one of the managing partners at Bonavest Capital. Aileen began her career in aerospace industry finance managing projects with more than $900M budgets. It was in 2018, when she had her first child and only 3 months of maternity leave that she realized she needed to create a passive income source that would allow her to spend time with her family without sacrificing their finances. Bonavest Capital focuses on properties that provide above average returns. Their mission is to help investors achieve financial freedom through passive investments. They do so with respect, transparency, and integrity. In this episode, we discuss: The benefits of passive income Time management and how it affects your lifestyle The importance of education and relationships What to look for when investing in real estate Tune in on this episode to find out more! Find your flow, Casey Brown Resources mentioned in this podcast: https://bonavestcapital.com/
The Twenty Minute VC: Venture Capital | Startup Funding | The Pitch
Aydin Senkut is the Founder and Managing Partner of Felicis. An original super angel turned multi-stage investor, he has been named on the Forbes Midas List for the past nine years (2014-2022). Felicis has been an incredible 16-year journey starting with a $4M Fund I back in 2006, their most recent fund in 2021 was $900M. Along the way, Felicis has invested in over 45 unicorns including Adyen, Canva, Shopify, Notion, Opendoor, and Plaid. Prior to starting Felicis, Aydin was a Senior Manager at Google where he spent an incredible 6 years. In Today's Episode with Aydin Senkut: 1.) The Founding of Felicis: How did Aydin transition from a successful angel to the first $41M institutional fund with Felicis? How did Aydin's mindset change moving from investing personal to LP capital? What does Aydin know now that he wishes he had known when he started Fund I? 2.) Fund Mechanics: Building a Portfolio Why does Aydin believe portfolios need to have 40-50 positions to be diversified enough? Given Aydin being multi-stage, how important is ownership on first check for Aydin and Felicis? Does Aydin believe it is possible to really concentrate capital into your best performers? How does Aydin think through outcome scenario planning? What is his biggest takeaway from this? 3.) Aydin Senkut: The Investor What have been the biggest changes in Aydin's style of investing over the last 16 years? What was Aydin's biggest miss? How did it impact his mindset moving forward? What is Aydin's biggest insecurity as an investor today? How has it changed? Where does Aydin still believe he is weak as an investor? What is he doing to combat it? 4.) The Venture Landscape: Why does Aydin believe that despite the pricing, seed is the best risk-adjusted asset class? How does Aydin evaluate where crossover funds will move with the death of many growth rounds? What segment of the market will be hit hardest by the crunch? What worries with this? What would Aydin most like to change about the venture landscape today? Why? Item's Mentioned In Today's Episode with Aydin Senkut Aydin's Favourite Book: The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable
Aileen is the managing partner at Bonavest Capital and has experience managing financial budgets for projects over $900M. She received her Master of Business Administration from Northeastern University. Her mission is to find value-add properties to provide above average returns and to help investors to achieve financial freedom through passive investing. She believes in respect, transparency, and integrity for fostering a successful partnership.Aileen and I discuss:- Stepping into the identity of being a real estate investor- Opening yourself to opportunities and identifying yourself to more than your job - Aileen shares insights into her first multifamily deal- Working actively to invest passively- Building the real estate portfolio by solidifying relationships- Juggling W2, podcast, investments, and familyIf you've liked this episode, please leave us feedback in the form of a five-star rating and comments below!Would love your feedback. Please feel free to contact us @ firstname.lastname@example.orgDownload your free ebook copy (7 reasons why syndications build long term wealth) @: https://www.loombainvest.comConnect with Aileen PrakWebsite: https://bonavestcapital.com/ Email: email@example.comFollow us @:https://twitter.com/loombainvesthttps://www.instagram.com/loombainvestmenthttps://www.facebook.com/Loombainvesthttps://www.linkedin.com/in/vinkiloomba
Sunday double-header. First, Jason discusses why some VC firms allow side investing and others explicitly forbid it (01:50). Then, in a This Week in Climate Startups segment Molly interviews Nan Ransohoff, Head of Climate at Stripe (12:27) about their $900M+ plan to fund carbon sequestration (31:18).
Sunday double-header. First, Jason discusses why some VC firms allow side investing and others explicitly forbid it (01:50). Then, in a This Week in Climate Startups segment Molly interviews Nan Ransohoff, Head of Climate at Stripe (12:27) about their $900M+ plan to fund carbon sequestration (31:18). 00:00 Jason and Molly introduce today's show 01:50 VC Sunday School: What's the deal with side investing? 09:42 Thorne - Personalized, scientific wellness. Go to https://Thorne.com/u/TWIST 10:55 Intro This Week in Climate Startups 12:27 TWiCS: Molly interviews Nan Ransohoff, Head of Climate at Stripe 20:14 Wealthfront - Get your first $5,000 managed for free, for life at https://wealthfront.com/TWIST 21:30 The market for carbon removal: paying to re-sequester carbon 29:57 OpenPhone - Get an extra 20% off any plan for your first 6 months at https://openphone.com/twist 31:18 Discussing how Frontier functions as a non-profit within Stripe & how to make something like Frontier mainstream Check out Frontier: https://frontierclimate.com FOLLOW Nan Ransohoff: https://twitter.com/nanransohoff FOLLOW Jason: https://linktr.ee/calacanis FOLLOW Molly: https://twitter.com/mollywood
We originally launched in 2009 under the name Texas Investors Network, however as we grew and began receiving interest from people outside of Texas, we decided to change our name to TEN Capital Network. Today we've helped startups raise well over $900M in capital to fund their business ideas and grow successful ventures. We've learned a lot along our journey but what I would tell anyone looking to invest in startups would be to spend 90% of your time getting to know the leadership team behind the business. Product market fit and industry potential are only a small part of what makes a company successful. In early-stage funding, there is a concept called the Power Law Curve which says that the majority of returns come from the minority of investments. No matter the industry or location of the team the percentages stay about the same: 5% of deals are home runs, the next 20% are medium winners, and the bottom 75% are either just your money back or no money back. So out of 10 businesses you invest in, maybe 1 will be a true home run, 2 or 3 have a small return, 1 will be a true dud and file bankruptcy, and the rest turn into lifestyle businesses that generate a living for the entrepreneur but provide near-zero return to investors. After several deals, I learned how to quickly spot when a deal was turning sideways and into a lifestyle brand. The leadership team would come to me and say they wanted to take everyone to market-rate salaries. When it comes to how to select the companies you want to fund, you look for a strong leadership team that has a growth record. Then I look for the growth story. After the initial pitch, I want to see who comes back and provides an update on their growth. In my experience upwards of 90% of businesses that come in seeking funding just disappear after the initial pitch. We don't mind it, though, because that helps us narrow our focus on the serious business owners and fund the ones that are gaining traction in the market. Forecasting a growth story isn't good enough. You have to show a growth story in your actual results. InvestorConnect is a podcast and a 501(c)(3) that I started in 2013 based on a need I heard while talking with other angel investors. One of the common complaints I heard was they wish they had more institutional knowledge before they started investing. The way angel groups typically work is someone new comes in and makes a lot of mistakes the first couple years, then the next few years that make fewer mistakes, and then they get to 5, 6, or 7 years in and they start doing well in their deals. By this time though their interests might have changed or they're looking to retire and then here comes the next group of investors behind them that repeat the cycle. So we put together resources and interviews to share the wisdom of those that have been there before you so that you can shorten your learning curve. Resources Shared: TEN Capital NetworkInvestorConnect PodcastThryv
In this episode, Thom Singer sits down with Hall Martin to discuss finding funding for your business, and how to be an angel investor. About Hall Martin Hall T. Martin is the Founder and CEO of the TEN Capital Network and Host of the Investor Connect podcast program.He launched TEN as the Texas Entrepreneur Networks in 2009. Today, TEN Capital Network has over 15,000 investors, and has helped startups raise over $900M.Mr. Martin serves as the Vice-Chair of the Baylor Angel Network. He previously led the Central Texas Angel Network (CTAN) as its first Executive Director.Mr. Martin is also the Host, founder, and director of the Investor Connect podcast which is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to the education of startup investors. Mr. Martin is a Founder and initial Managing Director of SKU (Incubation Station), a consumer product goods accelerator based in Austin, Texas, and the former Managing Director of AccelerateNFC, an accelerator based in Dallas, Texas, focusing on Near Field Communication.Mr. Martin serves as an adjunct professor for the University of Texas leading the Idea to IP program which fosters startups from the engineering program.Our Funding as a Service Program introduces your deal to our network of 15,000+ accredited investors, including angels, family offices, high net worth investors, and venture capitalists, through a variety of outreach efforts based on your and the investor's criteria.We take your pitch deck and build out a campaign, with some key highlights, introducing your deal to our investor network based on your and the investors' criteria. For those who respond positively, we help you follow up through a series of updates via email and events to close.Most campaigns run for 6 months as investors have their due diligence process to run. You can track your progress with our Campaign Score. Those who reach 100 on the campaign score have a 90% success rate in funding. Successful fundraisers are super active in the campaign.We focus on Seed, Series A, and Series B raises. Most seed raises are from $500K to $750K, Series A are from $1M to $5M, and Series B are $5M to $20M.Typically, our angels write $25-$100K checks, our HNI write $100K-$250K checks, our Family Offices write $250K-$500K checks, and our VCs write $250K to $1M checks on the first round.https://tencapital.group/https://thomsinger.com/podcast/hall-martin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Hall T. Martin is a man who lives in the startup world and has founded several angel groups. He is the Founder and CEO of TEN Capital and Host of the Investor Connect podcast program. He launched the firm as the Texas Entrepreneur Networks in 2009. Today, TEN Capital has over 15,000 investors in its network and has helped startups raise over $900M. After a career as the 93rd member of a company called National Instruments, supplying measurement and automation firms, he started making his way into the angel investment niche. Investment is a numbers game that is not so different from sales. Hall has experienced every side of the game - both good and bad! He's a man who has mastered the market and grown from his mistakes. If you're looking for a way to get your numbers up, a way to get the deal ready, a way to get the deal out there, Hall is YOUR MAN. Who Are Angel Investors? Angel investors are accredited investors who want to invest in a startup for returns. They provide capital for startup businesses, usually in exchange for ownership equity. Angel investors provide support to these businesses during the early stages – usually when risks of failure are relatively high. Still, we all know no one wants to get into anything with a loser mindset. YOU, as a start-up, need to make your brand attractive to angel investors. We'll get to that in a bit, but for now, let's talk about the common mistakes angel investors make. Common Mistakes Made By Angel Investors Spending too much time focusing on current market or products - This is one of the top mistakes that investors make – markets change; products come and go. The team is what will really carry it all the way through, that's what you should focus on. Yes! You want to look at the products, check out the competition, hang out with your team, and see what they are doing right and wrong. Looking at the latest hot thing - Yes! That new product looks promising, but you don't want to put all your focus on it. You can check it out, but you shouldn't put all your energy into that one product – you're obviously missing something. Remember that the product won't be hot forever. How To Attract Angel Investors Before getting into any investment, angel investors want to see evidence of traction. They want to see you go into the market with proof that you can sell your product or service. As a company looking for funding, you need to put some things in place to attract angel investors. They include: Using product and market validation as a criterion - When you start putting systems in place to prove and show you can have some repeatability and predictability around your startup, it attracts angel investors because it shows structure within the business. To achieve a better business structure, you need to test your model. You have to show investors it's a profit-making model and can grow even bigger! As a startup, what you want to find is “what does the model really look like?” Testing is key. It shows you've figured out the lowest cost channels and how far those channels can go before moving to the higher ones. That's always very impressive to investors. Make sure you give a name to everything you have - every product, technology, platform, and data set should have a name. If you don't have a brand name, investors can't give you credit for it - they don't know or realize it's there. You can also add an AI algorithm on top of it to make it more attractive! Everything is going online – you have to look at how everything will be connected or represented online. You need documentation, a pitch deck, diligence box, 3-5yrs financial projection, and key documents in the box – All these can only be achieved when you work with experts that help put these things in place. They help make your deck look good, more professional, and fill in the missing pieces. They also help maintain the structure of the business. They see the market every day, so they are the best to give a read. They can coach you on how to break the steps and the actual market valuation. Always remember that valuation is not a formula; it's a negotiation. Approach it that way. Are You An Aspiring Angel Investor? Here's A Little Tip On How To Learn The investment methodology, the timesheet, and terminology; pre-money, post-money can be very new and different. The great way to learn is with other people – You need to be around other investors, watch how they do their thing, share the deal flow and diligence that goes with it. Different people bring different skills and strings to the table as well - that could be very helpful Podcast – A podcast is usually a useful resource! Listening to someone tell the story straight up is also a good way to learn about this investment niche. And when you do start angel investment, Do not find a product and want it on day one – It's going to take you a lifetime to get to the full vision. You have to go into the market with what you can deliver. Then you can start building your visions from there. Understand the rule of software development – It takes 6 months to build and 6 months to sell. If you can't build it in 6month, you're scoping it too broad; and if you can't sell in 6 months, you built the wrong thing. To learn more about Hall, head here: https://tencapital.group/team/ To connect with Corey for more: Website: https://www.coreykupfer.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/coreykupfer Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CoreyKupfer Twitter: https://twitter.com/coreykupfer
The Remote Real Estate Investor
Whitney is a real estate investor and personal finance trainer whose vision is to help thousands of families on their path towards financial independence. After purchasing her first rental in 2002, and hitting a home run, then nearly losing it all on her second deal, Whitney took control and figured out how to invest in real estate the right way. She realized that success must leave clues. So, she studied and using her skills in research, business operations and training, she replicated the very personal finance and wealth creation strategies the wealthy use to create financial freedom. Today, Whitney is a partner in $900M+ of real estate assets, including 6,500+ residential units, 1,400+ self-storage units, including flipping over $3M in residential real estate. In this episode, she shares her journey and explains how to build the mindset, skills, and strategies necessary to succeed as a real estate investor, so that you live the way you want to. Episode Links: https://www.passiveinvesting.com/whitney/ https://ashwealth.com/ --- Transcript Before we jump into the episode, here's a quick disclaimer about our content. The Remote Real Estate Investor podcast is for informational purposes only, and is not intended as investment advice. The views, opinions and strategies of both the hosts and the guests are their own and should not be considered as guidance from Roofstock. Make sure to always run your own numbers, make your own independent decisions and seek investment advice from licensed professionals. Michael: What's going on everyone? Welcome to another episode of the Remote Real Estate Investor. I'm Michael Albaum and today with me we have one of our favorite recurring guests: Whitney Elkins-Hutten and she's gonna be talking to us today about what do you need to be a badass rockstar, female investor? Let's get into it. Whitney, what's going on? Thanks for coming back yet again for another episode of record with me really appreciate you. Whitney: Yeah, thanks so much for having me on. I'm so excited. Michael: Oh my god, this is… I'm more excited. I'm the most excited. So today, we're gonna be talking about your thoughts, advice, recommendations on how to become a badass rockstar, female investor, because you've done it. So curious to get your thoughts from a high level, you know, what is it that people are getting wrong with their mindset? Or is it something physical that they're doing? Whitney: Well, yeah, so I don't know if it's something that somebody does wrong, right. I think there's really three key components to like being a successful investor period, but, and we can kind of like dive into like, you know, those nuances between females and males and like what females can do to like, kind of elevate themselves. But really, it boils down to three things: mindset, skill sets, and network. So I mean, if you've read any of the works, you know, thinking grow rich or anything by Kiyosaki, like it boils down to those three things. But just knowing those three words is not enough, like you have to understand how to act on them. Michael: Here, I was thinking, man, I know the three words, I got the secret recipe now, I'm good. Whitney: All right. Well, I wish it were that simple, right? You know, that's half the battle like, right, I know that right there. But um, you know, on the mindset piece, um, you know, that that's like the foundation like we're building a pyramid for like, your entire investing business to live off of, like, you have to have a good foundation. And that foundation is like your operating system, like what's in between these two years of yours. And unfortunately, like, or, I mean, we've evolved our society over the years, but this operating system still is like, you know, it's, it's, it's still like in the mastodon air, like, it hasn't like really caught up. Evolution is slow but you know, if you believe in evolution, but yeah, it's a little slow. So we have to, like really work on this on a daily basis and condition it daily and it's so hard in today's environment to do that. Michael: So, yeah, what are some what are some tips or tricks or steps that you've taken, or you've seen others take to be successful to change their mindset? Whitney: Well, I can speak for me personally and these are questions that like, I mean, I've had so many mentors and coaches in my life and these are like questions they've given me, too, that I have to continue to ask myself on a regular basis, sometimes daily, like if I'm going through a tough time. But, you know, if you're getting into real estate, you have to know why you want it. Like why do you want to invest in real estate because real estate is a tool, right? There are some people that love real estate, and you know, you and I are chatting before the show, like, there's your strengths and then there's your gifts, right? For a lot of people, they they have a strength that a translatable skill they're bringing in it thinks that they might be good at investing in real estate, but end of the day, they don't want to own houses, they want the result that the houses give them, right? So know what you want, like, do you want time freedom? Do you want cash flow? Do you need a net worth bill do but I mean, even getting down to that, that freedom of choice, freedom of time, freedom to travel? Like, what is that freedom that you want? And then more importantly, why you want it? And being able to answer those questions, you know, will reinforce what you're doing. It's like your North Star, like nothing will be able to derail you. Because no matter where you are in your investing plan, if you're just like, I know, I want to have control of my time and this is why because I want to spend it with my family, I want to spend it traveling. Like that's your north star and it can be like a filter for guiding all your decisions. Michael: I love that. Whitney: So that's like, yeah, it's like that's like, I mean, it really under it really boils down to getting the right questions in the right sequence, and then pass that deciding it's yours. Okay, just make giving yourself permission. I know for me as a female, like the way I was raised, um, um, you know, borderline millennial Gen Z, right? Like, my mom was very much, you know, pro feminist and stuff like that. You know, I have no problem with that, or very little problem with that, like, I mean, that's just the infighting meant that I was raised in but I'm not. That's not how everybody, everybody came on, right. But you have to decide it's yours. Like, I'm going to go after that, and I deserve it. And there are going to be things that knock you down. Yeah, that happened. throw you off course. I was just speaking to one of my coaching clients earlier today. And, you know, she's going through divorce now. She's just like when I thought it was getting all this momentum. And I'm like, do you still believe in what you're doing? Yeah. Like, is it yours? Yes. I'm like, okay, great. Like, now let's focus what we can control. And, you know, but those types of things, you know, we feel we're very empathic, but yeah, those type of things get kind of, like derail you a little bit. But really, like just having this, you know, two key decision or two questions and a key decision, like, written down can really help you move forward in that mindset piece. Michael: I love that and Whitney, I'm curious if we just take a step back for a second for making, you know, knowing your why, and kind of making that decision? How important is it and how granular do you recommend people get, because at the restart Academy, we talked about smart goals and use that acronym for goal setting. But I know so many people are like, oh, I want to invest in real estate because I don't want to work anymore, like, is that enough? Or like, how do they get? Whitney: I mean, it's a good story. Tony Robbins has this like great exercise like we've ever done unleash the Power Within or any of his bracer series, like, it's the first time you do it, it might actually feel very unsettling and awkward. Like, it's called, like, the seven reasons and so you you name like, why do you want to invest in real estate, right? Because I don't want to work anymore. Why do you want that? Well, because I want to travel great. Why do you want that? Well, I want to see the world and like, you start getting people's puzzles looks on their face, they're like, see me… And you're like, but that's that gets down to the core essence. Because, as I explained it to, you know, people like Coach is that first level knee jerk, why is what you're running from? Michael: Hmm… Whitney: When you ask seven layers deep, you finally figure out you might not be able to articulate the first two or three or four or 5-10 times that you sit down to do that exercise. It may take you months, or even a year or two, you're then figuring out what you're running towards and what is going to get you more motivated, okay, you know that day to day pain, it might be like, understanding what you're running from, like I want to get I don't want to work for you know the company anymore. I don't want to work for my boss, I want to have my time back, blah, blah, blah, right? But what you're running towards is what's going to be your that Northstar guiding post for you long term, it's what is gonna have you help you build the right real estate business for you, right, because there's so many gets down to that last one, that seventh why and they like, I want my time freedom and they come to me and they're like, teach me how to flip. I'm like, thinking hold on… Michael: We'll need a little bit of alignment. Whitney: Yeah, well, that was like, now, you know, we can use flipping as a means to an end to build the real business they want. But you know, we have to understand, you know, you know, where different modalities fits into different phases of the business, but got a little off course in the wild, but that's why you want to make sure that you sit down and kind of go through the exercise. It's, it's hysterical. I mean, I went through the same experience, like, the first time you do it, you're like, why am I asking this question seven times, like I got it the first time… Michael: I study for the test… Whitney: It is not the same question. Because now you you're figuring out why you want the next thing that you named. Michael: Hmm. That is very interesting, I like that, I like that a lot and so who do you who should be having these conversations? Who should be asking these questions of the potential and would be investors? Is it spouses, partners, friends, colleagues? I mean, who should who's a good person to have these conversations with? Whitney: I mean, you know, you can some people are like introverts they want to do it with by themselves. If you have a good partner or a good friend that can help lead you through that exercise and interrogate reality with you… you know, kind of like, open and honest way, then fantastic. I think the more the merrier. My husband and I we sit down and we do a couple schools setting retreat every year and you know, normally we've like gone back answer the questions that what of what we want for the year ourselves and then come back together and we kind of formulate a plan. This year, we sat down in the same room and did everything live with each other and I'm like, you know, like peeking on his paper. I'm like, well, yeah, like, what was that like? That but I get to learn so much more about you know, who he is and, you know, we're just gonna there are things that I learned about when we've been married, I mean, she's gonna kill me like, you know, we've been married for a really long time and he's just like, you know, we know everything about each other. I'm like, No, you don't. We don't at all. It was that's so much fun. But you know, really like, if you're open to like having helped, you know, somebody asked these questions with you, so you can help deepen your own like, it frees you up from being the the questioner and also the answer, answer or if you can bring somebody in in that process. You can just take on one role. Michael: Yeah, I dig it, I dig it. Okay, so that was mindset and then you mentioned what was stuck to… Whitney: Yeah… So that you know for you to do anything in life you have to have the right mindset you know, the the fact that you know what you want why you want it and that you are going to go after you have given yourself permission to go after it right, that's mindset. Once you once you understand that you might be standing there going, the person on the street going, Grant, okay, I want real estate, I want financial freedom. Where do we go from here, right. Now you're down to the skill sets, okay? Like the kind of get into the how do we get things done? Now, here's the trick, I'm going to give you you know, people a couple of different ways to look at it first, we can look at what's what you have and what you don't. Okay, so, if you come from business, you've probably heard a SWOT analysis. So where you're, you're listing out your strengths, your weaknesses, your opportunities to your investment, like what can you bring that is really cool that you can really utilize in your threats, like, you know, um, you know, if you have a family like, I've got a nine year old at a time that can like bomb me anytime in any podcast, and I'm doing like the doors latch, right… Handle that threats what… Michael: Threat destabilized… Whitney: …disarmed, those are, you know, really sitting down on all seriousness, the strengths and the weaknesses, you know, focusing there first, and I don't like thinking of weaknesses, but those again, you know, that's what the acronym is, but those are areas that your blind spots, you know, what are what don't you have that, you know, that you need in order to succeed? Okay, taking, taking, like 510 15 minutes, you know, to look at your strengths and weaknesses and revisit those on a regular basis because as you start, you don't know what you don't know. And as you start digging into, like, whatever path or real estate you're going to go down, you will uncover things like, oh, I need to have a property manager and I don't know how to interview great like, that's, you know, that needs to over here as an opportunity or like, you know, weakness that I need to fill in. You were talking about strengths. I think there's a confusion that people have, right. Between strengths and gifts. Yeah, in strengths are things that we are good at, we have been trained, we have learned over time we have mastered them, you know, it can be through schooling, training, on the job training and stuff like that, it doesn't actually mean that it's a gift and then it's our net that it lights us up on the inside. Case in point: I'm an epidemiologist by training, I love thinking through critical things. You handed me like a regression analysis and like on software and spreadsheets and stuff, like like that, I can do it. I'm really fast at it, I'm really good at it, do I love it? No, it's a strength, but like, if you if I doubled down on that strength and just solely honed in on that, that being a core part of my business, I would struggle, right because it's not a gift of mine. Like I would eventually hit a wall and go I don't love doing this at all I need to reengineer my business. So even getting more granular so once you have your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats, you know, written down on that strengths, separate them out of like things that you've been trained that that you're just good at but then also what do you love? What, what would you do, if you never got paid? Like for me like I love talking, I love educating like, you know, I could I get up I'll do it in the morning. I go to bed doing it at night. My husband is like, can you please just get off the phone? Like I'm on it… and like for women, you know, we have some you know, but there's some big differences between men and women like women we naturally come you know, probably more culture with like communication report building organizational skills, and attention to detail and not so much like being able to focus on detail, but also like handle like, you know, more and I hate the word multitask, but like attention to detail and multiple areas all at the same time, right. Yeah, that's, you know, we were the gatherer part of the chain. You know, we had to pay attention to the kids running around, is there a saber toothed tiger in the area? Where would I get those last berries, that didn't make me sick? Right like we had to pay that into all those details and that is part of our physiology, it's part of this operating system up here in our head. Michael: It's so funny, you mentioned that yeah, the other day, we had some contractors at our house and I was outside chatting with them, we got along just fine and then I was gone for 10 minutes and my wife, Claire was outside, and they're like, best friends in 10 minutes and she's like, oh, yeah, we just get along, we're buddy, buddy, like, how do you do that? How do you build rapport people so quickly? So I love that you mentioned it. I'm like, yeah, first, first, it's really happening in my household… Whitney: Yeah, I mean, it's in every, like I said, it's not like, it's not a blanket statement. But identifying what those strengths are and, you know, I think for women, when we're getting into like a very male dominated industry, I think there's an expectation that we have to go toe to toe with them, you know, with males, I'll give you an example: I was on a, speaking on a panel last month at a conference and two incredible male investors with me, I mean, couldn't be, you know, on the stage with more nice, nicer people and I was like, a little nervous, because I was like, these guys are gonna go over deal specifics and numbers, and they're gonna hammer home their deals and returns and I was just like, I'm like, I'm gonna take a different approach. And so whenever I got asked my questions on a panel, I turned back to the audience, and I, like engaged in a conversation with the audience and I had like them laughing and rolling over each other. Because I was in, you know, it was just a different way of connecting, right, like, so um, you know, in the in, you know, not what, there's not a one size fits all solution. But you know, some people would have resonated with that a little bit better, so… Michael: Absolutely. Oh, how cool. That's great. Whitney: And, and then, you know, so when we understand what the strengths are, we've got the strings, we've got the guests. Also, we have to switch back to that that awkward the weakness column, and I hate to say I hate the word weakness, I always want to call it opportunities, because it just feels better. Like, this is an area it's kind of my blind side is what area for me to get better. But when we're talking about scaling a business, really, do you just need to be aware of the blind spot and do you have to fix it? Or do you need to find out who to help you, right? So if you don't if you ever read the book, who not how? Michael: Yes, love it! Whitney: …and the title says it all, who not how... Done, you don't have to read the book. Michael: Yeah, we just saved you two hours' worth of reading... Whitney: Right, but you know, really, you know, how can, you know, you really tap into understand what your blind spots are, and what how they might be limiting for you. If we all can do better in like, you know, fixing our blind spots, when you're building a business, you may not have that luxury or time, go find somebody that that you can bring in that has a complementary skill set. Me, I found out really fast when I got my first like actual rental, like when we placed tenants in our properties. I was like, okay, I love talking to the, to the tenant, I could build a report, I could get them in, I have got sales skills, not a problem. But when it came to day to day communication with them, I wanted to have nothing to do with it, like I was just like, yeah…, I checked the box, right. Um, but it takes a very special person to do that right to, you know, to manage the tenant and obviously, I mean, I need a property manager, that's my who, like, take me out of this role. Like, I remember standing in the Children's Museum in Wisconsin, I hadn't seen my friends for two years, our kids are playing, and my husband's on the phone talking to our tenant for an hour and a half and this the whole experience of our kids playing because we didn't have a property manager. So that's what I mean by who, right, it was a blind spot for us, we thought we could power through it, but at the end of the day, um, you know, the tenant would have been better served with property management and so we would have we two totally needed to who, in our business… Michael: When I'm gonna get real vulnerable with you and everyone for a minute, I am not the best identifier of my own blind spots, my wife can attest to that. So how I mean, so much of the who should this conversation be had with question that I was asking you previously? How can we identify or how can we get our blind spots identified and not be, not be rude about it not be you know, have our claws out when that conversation is happening? Whitney: That is a little tricky, right? Like, who likes being told that you're not so good at this? Michael: Tell me all the things I can't do well, yeah, it's not a fun conversation. Whitney: Right, so I think, you know, um, you do having that conversation with somebody that you know, love and trust. I did this this is I started this off like years ago, I sent me an operator, ,I sent a survey out to like my best friend, like my 10 a small group of friends and I asked them, it was anonymous. They, they could say whatever they wanted on the survey, now, it's only 10 people, you kind of figure out who like said, What, but that, like, what do I have an opportunity to develop? And you know, it's really, it was really interesting, I got some great feedback and that's how you have to take it, it's feedback, right… Michael: It's not criticism… Whitney: …Like, we look in the mirror, we're looking at a direct reflection, but we're not seeing the back of our head, there's just no way for us to see, you know, around our body, like how many times you've walked out a bathroom got toilet paper stuck on the backside of your shoe, right? Like you just, there's just no way, so we have to get somebody that has seen all sides of us and the good guy, my ugly, right? I'm also like, I love having those people in my life and it's just radical candor, okay, it doesn't mean that it's not love. I actually, you know, find it more endearing and more empowering. If I have somebody that's willing to tell me where I like with, you know, with some love and just like, hey, listen, like, you know, you move really fast up into topic, I know you and I know, you don't mean to do that but it'd be really cool if you could just like look me in the eye and say that you understood where I was coming from before you saw the problem and that that's for me, like, that was feedback that I got? No, I was just like, what do you mean? You know, my first I was, I was first taken aback and then I was like, you know, what, do you know how many thoughts went through my head before the words came out of my mouth? Like, I was like, thinking about her mom and thinking about this, like all these different situations and how I could help her and then like, I would love from her telling me what's wrong in her day to like me telling her, this is how we're going to fix it and I didn't… I, my problem is I don't actually like say all those things are going through my head first to create empathy. I think those are amazing things to hear back because it just gives us an opportunity to create a richer relationship with people… Michael: Oh, that's so good, that's so good and I'm right there with you. I'm so guilty of the same thing, I'm like, oh, cool, here's the problem, well, here's the solution. It's like, well, maybe that's not always the best way to go about it. There's a lot of other things that we could do in the in the in between… Whitney: Yeah, I mean, it gives you an opportunity to kind of put tools in place. When I was given that feedback. Um, I, I like when searching for tools, like, do I just need to, like, ask more questions. That's always a great thing and, but also, like, I, my question now that I asked is one I'm like, do you need me to help you solve this? Or do you just need me to listen, you know… Michael: Yes, yes… Whitney: And half the time, it's like, no, I just need you to listen, I'm like, okay, then, of course, I'm like, I got a solution. Michael: I have the answer, it's a magic. Whitney: Yeah, but anyways, you know, we've kind of like, you know, dove down a rabbit hole there but I think it can be a blind spot in any sort of way. Like, I think it's just, you know, again, you know, we're, it, we're having a human experience, right, I heard a quote from one of a, an old coach of mine, he was like, we're just here, you can have any human experience, we're all walking each other home and so you know, you just can't take that feedback about your blind spots too, personally, because really, at the end of the day, the person is, you know, really trying to tell you what you can do to improve yourself. I would be more worried if somebody said, you don't have any blind spots, right? You're just kind of like, really? There's nothing for me to work on, like… Michael: Yeah, totally, totally. Awesome, okay. So we covered mindset, we just tackled skill set, what's the third thing to be aware of… Whitney: Networks, right. So this is an extension of the who, not how, and I think women really excel at building networks and but I want to dive deeper, because it's not exactly building the network, but building the right network, right. So the network is, you know, when you hit a level of achievement, you're missing, you know, a skill or a person to help you get to that next area. So I mean, I think this is a huge thing. You know, we've all heard the quote from Jim Rohn, you are the average of the five people that you surround yourself with. I would really challenge you, I do this with my coaching clients every single year and they they hate it and they love it at the same time. We do a purge exercise, I have them list out everybody everything in their life and move things to a purge column that just aren't serving them. Now, the first time they do this, they're just like, there's no way that I'm going to like stop talking to that family member and I'm like, I'm not asking you to stop talking to them, I'm asking you to identify those areas in your life, those toxic relationships, maybe like relationships that are holding you down, right? They're not elevating you to that next level of business where you want it be, they challenge, they challenge you in some way, they, they're holding you back. Maybe there's double standards there, they can do it, but you can't, right. Or maybe they've just have a victim mentality, and you just need to throw them back the rope and be there be loving, be open, but like, You got to figure out your problems on your own because I, I gotta go solve this over here, not that, right. So, um, you know, surrounding yourself with the right people that need to be in your world in order to get to that next level. I know, when I got into real estate, that was super hard for two reasons: One, nobody around me was doing real estate, I didn't have, I didn't feel like I had permission. I was, I was crazy. I was like, you're buying your, you're spending how much on a house I'm like… I'm not spending, it's investing… And two, my mom was still alive, bless her soul, I mean, it's such a strong, amazing woman to learn from. But I was, I was scared of my mom, like when I needed her permission to invest in you know, she finally just kind of like understood, like, before she passed away that I was I needed to do what I was gonna do. But we had, like, we had some odds there. But I eventually had to be like, you know what, we're gonna agree to disagree and I'm still gonna, I'm still here, I'm your daughter, I love you and you just need to let me do what I'm going to do. But that's hard, those are hard relationships to kind of set aside. But once you kind of create that space, right, you know, whether you actually put boundaries on those relationships, or eliminate the toxic… toxicity and double standards, you can you the first time you do that exercise, you may or may not actually take any action, but over time, you'll realize you have to in order to move up to the next level. Now you got to fill the void when you start moving those people out, now you got to fill the void and backfill with people that are, you know, maybe just right above you that are doing what you have are what what you want to do, go find a mentor, go find the quote, scope be part of a mastermind, right? When you help fill that void at the next level… Michael: And how I mean, you mentioned it, and I think it's so applicable for so many people, especially a lot of our listeners, maybe who are just getting started who don't have five other people to surround themselves with. How do you build that network? How do you go? Yeah, how do you how do you build that network? Whitney: So internet… You know, that's great. I love this question and I'm really glad you're one of my favorite ways is actually through podcast? Michael: Oh, really… Whitney: I'm in, you know, when we think of network, or a mentor, or coach, it doesn't actually mean that you have to exchange money, I think there needs to be a time at some point in time that, you know, if you really are serious about building your business and scaling, you're gonna find you want to short cut your path to growth, right, you want somebody like looking over your shoulder partnering with you. But when you're just starting out, um, you know, maybe it's like, choosing like, you know, visiting, like a math meetup, like locally finding some, a couple local investors that you resonate with and then like two or three podcasts, people that you love, and you follow, and you just, you know, these are the people again, it's kind of like you're the gifts part you just, like, want to listen to them all the time. You know, that can even be like a great way to surround yourself in that environment until you can actually, you know, build out that the physical network and to do that, again, meetups can be great. And now that we have zoom, you know, it's proliferated in the past couple years, you know, meetups, a lot of meetups are still virtual. I love conferences, too because conferences, you get like a high density of like, like, a awesome, like investors and operators and stuff like that. So can you find those conferences? For me, I'm attending best ever conference here next week in Denver, Colorado. But that's geared towards multifamily and self-storage, new maybe you're more into single family homes, there's a, there's a conference out there for that, like attend those events. One, you can get your stuff around operators, which we've talked about in length, but too you can get around yourself around other investors that are doing bigger and better things and that you that you want to do… Michael: That's so good and just one kind of piece of advice, piggybacking off that is when you go to these events, and you go to these in person conferences, or even just these zoom meetings, set an intention, and then follow up on it because I think so many people go to these conferences and it gets super excited and get super hyped and then go back home kind of bored. They might be isolated and don't have a network around them, they're like, oh, well, that was cool but now I'm you know, back to reality here and you never do anything with it… Whitney: Well, it's all about execution, right? You don't go to the you go to the conference right to learn information, but how can you carry the whole point in building the network is to reger… is for regular engagement. How can you make two or three friends at that conference that you're going to maybe like, do put together a little mini mastermind yourself, you guys are going to meet monthly and hold each other accountable on your goals. You don't have to be doing the exact same thing, you're just like both kind of like, you're all just kind of, you know, going in the same direction in your build, right, your wealth build. You know, you can join, you can join paid masterminds for that type of thing. But it's just it's about the consistency and the persistency of staying engaged, right? You can't, you can't just like attend one conference and go, hey, I built a network. Michael: I did it now… Whitney: Yeah, now we just have to be cultivated. I mean, I think people hate the word networking, I actually do a module like with my coaching clients on this. Networking is just us having a conversation. It's really me just asking for directions, right? So how can we like you know, you know, make that just like a regular regular thing. I'm part of the women's go abundance and there's, you know, there's four of us that meet like, every two weeks, whether we have like anything that's for progress forward. We meet every two weeks, we set an intention and I know I've done this, I'm guilty of this. I know like our meeting is on Thursday, I committed to some things two weeks ago, they're not done… I got, I got a report on that, right… And why and it's sometimes it's just like, well, darn, it's just easier for me to get it done but it keeps you moving forward and that's part of the networking it's the accountability, too… Michael: Totally! I think networking, so often has this connotation around me using someone or you being used by someone else but really, I think renaming it or reframing it to call it relationship building is that a stitious? Whitney: Yeah, rapport building relationship building, like, there's you don't have, there doesn't have to be an exchange of anything other than just like report initially and, you know, I mean, we've all been to those events, that the networking events where somebody is like shoving all their cards in your hands, that's what I'm talking about. I'm talking about actually finding somebody that you just like, you know, at the core fundamental that you resonate with, like, either you guys are walking a similar path, or they're just like, I like put, I like being in the room, or I am the dumbest person in the room. Like, I love that, and it pushes me, but at the same time, I also put myself in situations where I'm the mentor, and I'm giving back and it's just as rewarding. Michael: That's so good, that's so good. Whitney, we covered mindset, skill set, networking, anything else that you'd recommend to be a rockstar, badass woman investor? Whitney: Well, I think it's just continuing to, like, revisit these questions on a regular basis, right, because every time you you, you level up a part of your portfolio or achieve a goal, you now have to change who you have to become to get to the next level. So the mindset that got me to buying my first one or two single family properties, compared to the mindset that I have to have it now is entirely different. So it is an evolving process. You're constantly having to level up your mindset, your skill sets in your next your network to reach the next level. So it's not stagnant, this isn't one and done, this is like perpetual work that you have to do on yourself. Michael: That's so good because I think so many people think about it. If I can just get this one deal, I you know, I'm there if I can just do this one thing that I'm there but it sounds like that's not the case, it's this ever evolving kind of evergreen cycle. Whitney: I mean, I knew very few investors that have gotten like four or five or 10 single family properties that didn't want didn't go hmm oh, I have a multifamily look great, now you gotta like level level up right? You got to learn or do at least a whole new skill set and you know, probably expand your network to like figure out how to do the multifamily property. Michael: I love it, I love it. Really this was so good. If people have questions for you want to reach out to you what's the best way for them to get in touch? Whitney: Yeah, so you can reach out to me at https://www.passiveinvesting.com/whitney/ and you know, I know there I have tons of free downloads on how to get started with passive investing in multifamily and self-storage, real estate. You guys can find me there, but also just happy to jump on the phone and answer any questions for people. Michael: Oh my god amazing. Well, thank you again for coming on. Always a pleasure to see you and I'm sure we'll do this again soon. Whitney: Alright, thanks so much, Michael. Michael: Thanks Whitney, bye… Alright, well, that was our episode, a big thank you to Whitney for coming on yet again. 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